Every Wednesday, July 10 through August 14
Looking to add a new programming tool to your analytic arsenal, or simply brush up on your SAS skills? Join us for this 6-week, instructor-led course where Rod Dunn, Urology HSR Analytic Core Director, will teach you how to use SAS for health services research. The course will focus on efficient processing of large administrative claims files such as Medicare.
Many of the datasets we use as health services researchers (Medicare, Medicaid, Optum, Truven, etc.) are extremely large, often on the scale of multiple terabytes. SAS excels at processing these large datasets because it avoids some of the computer hardware limitations that programs like R, Python, and Stata often run up against.
If you are already a user of these other programs, adding SAS is a great complement to your current knowledge. SAS can even export your cleaned analytic files to your data format of choice, allowing you to use other tools for final analysis if you prefer.
Students will need to bring:
- Laptop with SAS installed
- This is not a statistics course, so some basic statistical knowledge is assumed (such as, what is a mean or standard deviation).
- Lectures will build on each other, so it is recommended that students attend all lectures.
This course is open to faculty, staff, and trainees.